Matthew Minicucci is a Midwest transplant, hailing from the east coast. He's been in Illinois for about a decade now and says planting roots here is something that affects his writings. He also draws inspiration from classic literature and his parents' divorce, among many other things. He lives in Champaign where he teaches writing at the U of I.
Minicuccu came to read at our Suggs Studio as part of the Shelterbelt Creative Writing and Publishing Series. Listen to an interview with him and an except from that reading, here:
You can listen to the entire recorded event of his reading, here (warning for adult language & themes):